Combine the soaker ingredients and allow to cool. Combine the yeast mixture ingredients. Add the soaker and yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix for about 5 minutes. Place ingredients in an oiled bowl and cover. Allow to rise for 1 hour. Turn the dough out and cut into 3 loaves.
Shape each into boules (rounds) but you can also use bread pans if you like. (If you use bread pans, oil and dust with flour.) Allow to rise for 1 hour.
Bake at 450° for 40 - 45 minutes until you tap on the bottom and bread sounds hollow.
This recipe is from the Orange Peel Bakery at 22 State Road in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard.